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The Resource Red herrings for breakfast, Annabet Ousback

Red herrings for breakfast, Annabet Ousback

Label
Red herrings for breakfast
Title
Red herrings for breakfast
Statement of responsibility
Annabet Ousback
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This memoir traces the lives of Annabet and Anders Ousback, who grew up in seemingly idyllic conditions in the now iconic boat shed at Balmoral Beach in the 1950s. While it seemed idyllic, their lives were anything but. They were raised under the care of their overbearing, violent Swedish father and very strict, emotionally distant mother, who were both unsupportive of the children's creativity and talents. The story begins with the shock of Annabet's brother Anders' tragic suicide and traces his and Annabet's careers while remaining close and supportive of one another. Anders became an internationally recognised chef and trained and influenced many of the well-known chefs of today: Neil Perry, Serge Dansereau and Matt Moran amongst others. He was known as the 'Mr Fixit' of many restaurants in Sydney. He was also a talented ceramist and had many shows that displayed his art. Annabet was an influence in the developing fashion scene in Sydney with her own clothing line and became a business woman in her own right. Despite their success they struggled emotionally their whole lives; Anders because he was gay in an era which did not approve of or legally recognise homosexuality and Annabet because she was continuously criticised and undermined by her parents. The memoir encompasses many areas of interest - the 1950s, iconic Balmoral Beach, being raised in a boatshed, the developing food culture, the struggle of being homosexual and regarded as socially unacceptable, a dysfunctional family, suicide, grief and poor relationship choices - this book touches on many areas of day-to day-struggles within families that occurred then but were not discussed and which are, sadly, still occurring today
Biography type
autobiography
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10933831
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ousback, Annabet
Dewey number
306.87
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ousback, Annabet
  • Ousback, Anders
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Homosexuality
  • Beaches
  • Restaurateurs
  • Gay men
  • Boathouses
  • Suicide
  • Parent and child
  • Parental rejection
  • Fashion designers
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Balmoral (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Red herrings for breakfast, Annabet Ousback
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066175833
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648556923
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1125151701
Label
Red herrings for breakfast, Annabet Ousback
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066175833
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648556923
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1125151701

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